2021 Ford F-150 vs Chevrolet Silverado

Compare 2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

As time goes by, pickup trucks have continued to make a statement. In recent times, pickup trucks have morphed from sturdy, reliable workhorses into luxury cruise machines. In the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, luxury, comfort, and power combine to give well-rounded performance machines. The most significant appeal when it comes to pickup trucks is engine size. The Ford F-150 offers a large engine and several technological advances, as well as a variety of trim levels to meet all your needs. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was redesigned for 2020. However, in 2021, there are much fewer changes. Chevrolet has chosen to diversify its engine options for its Silverado line-up. These two pickup trucks are quite similar in terms of options offered, but the Ford edges out its competition in several areas.

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

2021 Ford F-1502020 Chevrolet Silverado
Engine Power290 hp @ 6500 rpm285 hp @ 5300 rpm
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Front Shoulder Room66.7 in.66.0 in.
Ground Clearance8.7 in.8.2 in.


Both the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado come in a variety of trim levels. This variety can be attributed to the diversity of prospective buyers. For the Silverado 1500, Chevrolet introduced a wide range of engines. These include a V-6, a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, a diesel inline-six, and two V-8 engines. This diverse range of engines implies that there is a Silverado for just about any job. The smallest of these engines is the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 310 horsepower. The largest is the 6.2-liter V-8, which produces an impressive 420 horsepower. However, Ford's selection of engines is more extensive, but it is also much more powerful. One of the options available is an economical 3.0-liter diesel engine, which produces 440 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful option is a twin-turbo V-6 engine, which produces 400 horsepower. The engines on the F-150 are paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox that delivers power to all four wheels. In terms of performance, the Ford slightly edges out the competition with a balance of power and fuel economy. The 10-speed automatic gearbox is reliable and sturdy, giving smooth shifting even under hard acceleration.

When properly equipped, the Ford F-150 can tow a maximum of 14,000 pounds - a class best! The Chevy Silverado 1500 only manages 13,300 pounds with its most powerful engine.


No days off. On the job or on the way to the lake, F-150 takes it all on with unmatched power and capability. That means targeted available best-in-class towing, payload, torque and horsepower. Oh yeah. All that power straight from the belly of the beast with six available, relentless engines. If that doesn't get your chest pumping, nothing will.


This is your office, your inner sanctum, your home on the road. Now enhanced with new materials, smart new tech like SYNC® 4, an available 12-inch touchscreen, and new usability features, including an available interior work surface to handle the business end of your business, available mac recline seats, and available rear locking underseat storage.


The available 3.5L PowerBoost® Full Hybrid V6 engine is an army of one, harnessing the combined effort of gas and electric energy in a single, torture-tested body. Using its collective might to lift, tow and carry the load. It's the type of raw power that gives this class-exclusive engine a max towing capability of at least 12,000 lbs. and targeted best-in-class* horsepower and torque.

Safety and Driver Assist features

In safety tests conducted by the NHTSA and the IIHS, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earned an average overall rating. Like the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado receives several driver-assistance features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as automated emergency braking. The Ford F-150 is rated as one of the safest pickups available on the market, according to the IIHS. It comes with a relatively advanced safety system that simplifies the driving experience.

The 2021 Ford F-150 is an excellent option for prospective buyers who want a combination of performance and fuel economy. While both models have numerous similarities, the Ford F-150 provides better fuel economy, a more luxurious interior, and much better safety ratings than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. If you are ready to experience the 2021 Ford F-150, stop by our dealership and test-drive it today.

Comfort, interior, and Cargo hauling

From its base model to the high-end trim level, the Silverado 1500 is equipped in several ways. The base model is rather disappointing, though, with nothing more than the basics - manually adjustable front seats, manual windows and locks, and vinyl seats. Higher trim levels offer higher level comforts. These include a heads-up display, wireless smartphone charging, and front-seat ventilation. The Chevrolet also comes with a diverse range of cargo bed lengths.

On the other hand, the interior of the F-150 is good enough to compete with a luxury sedan. Its options include massaging seats, an optional touchscreen infotainment screen, and a panoramic sunroof. Other options include heated front and rear seats, Bang & Olufsen audio, automatic parking assistance as well as keyless ignition. In higher trim levels, the Ford F-150 is easily the more lavishly equipped of the two vehicles.

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